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Jak SCOTT
Sport Swimming
NOC Great Britain   
GenderMen
Born23 May 1991 in Edinburgh, SCO
Height1.88 m
Weight 81 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Stirling, SCO
Occupation
Logistics
Languages
English
Higher education
Accounting - University of Stirling: Scotland
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five in Hawick, Scotland.
Why this sport?
He followed his older brother Christopher into the sport.
International Debut
Year
2010
Competing for
Scotland
Tournament
Commonwealth Games
Location
Delhi, IND
General Interest
Hobbies
Playing computer games, golf, tenpin bowling, cooking, playing the guitar, listening to music, poker. (scottishswimming.com, 16 Apr 2014; uofsswimming.com, 24 Mar 2014; backarisingstar.com, 01 May 2013; swimming.org, 16 Nov 2011)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a silver medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India. (uofsswimming.com, 24 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (scottishswimming.com, 16 Apr 2014)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps. (stir.ac.uk, 16 Jul 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What you do outside of training is just as important as what you do in the pool. Sporting excellence is a 24/7 job." (uofsswimming.com, 24 Mar 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT
He retired from competition in April 2016. "Every good thing must come to an end. The journey to this point has been epic with the University of Stirling past and present. (swimswam.com, 17 Apr 2016)

FAMILY SACRIFICE
He is grateful to the lengths his family have gone to so he could pursue his swimming career. "I grew up in Hawick [Scotland] which was a rugby town, so when I took up swimming and started to get good I had to make a 90 minute journey to Edinburgh. At age 15 my family moved there, an amazing show of faith in me." (tenerifemagazine.com, 26 Nov 2011)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:12.00
6 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:10.84
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
56 2011 Szczecin, POL 100m Freestyle 50.15
46 2011 Szczecin, POL 200m Freestyle 1:48.88
7 2011 Szczecin, POL 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.28